SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications


The Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is proactively accepting applications, with an anticipation that a role will become vacant on the committee after the Nov. 8 election. Candidates must be able to bring a depth of business and/ financial knowledge to the organization. 

Application forms can be found at the Superintendent’s Office or on the FOC’s website at 

The deadline for application submission is Friday, Oct. 7 and can be mailed to the Santa Monica district office, 1651 16th Street, faxed to 310.581.1138, or scanned and emailed to 


Coastal cleanup

Heal the Bay will be hosting its annual Coastal Cleanup event on Sept. 17, across more than 50 cleanup sites from Pasadena to Malibu. With an astounding 600,000 global participants counted during last year’s event, more than 10,000 volunteers are expected this year to come from the South Bay alone. 

Participants are encouraged to carpool, use public transportation and bike to reach their cleanup sites, as beach permit costs vary depending on the season and beach crowds. 

All ages are welcome to take part; however, those under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult, and youths under the age of 18 must have a parent / legal guardian sign a safety waiver.

For more information and to download safety waivers, please visit